Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Aug 24, 2014
    100
    Tsai isn't making a social-problem film here, and his critique of patriarchal control is secondary to his portrait of unbearable psychic conditions.
  2. Reviewed by: Patrick Gamble
    Aug 24, 2014
    100
    Tsai's Stray Dogs is a masterpiece of social-realism, a distinctive and beguiling study of society's displaced and marginalised that plays to the beat of its own drum and refuses to conform to cinema's own commodification.
  3. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Sep 16, 2013
    100
    Every shot of Stray Dogs has been built with utter formal mastery; every sequence exerts an almost telepathic grip.
  4. Reviewed by: Jake Cole
    Aug 24, 2014
    95
    Stray Dogs pushes Tsai’s cinema of laissez-faire long takes, performative observation and pangs of regret and loss to their extreme.
  5. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Sep 16, 2013
    91
    The filmmaking here is almost impossibly well-realized, right down to the evocative sound design, adding up to an fairly unforgettable experience.

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